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Kristina Rinker

Kristina Rinker is the Director of the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education and an associate professor in the Schulich School of Engineering's Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the Cumming School of Medicine's Department of Physiology  and  Pharmacology. 

Kristina's research focuses on how fluid  flow  affects  cell  and  nanoparticle  behavior  with  relevance  to  cardiovascular  disease,  stem  cells,  and  cancer. Her research group has developed  new  tools  for  use  in  physiological  profiling of cells,  drug  target/biomarker  identification,  tissue  engineering,  and  the screening of pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles and MRI contrast agents.

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